I can attribute choosing plastic surgery to an episode of 60 minutes that I watched many years ago while thinking about going to medical school. This episode was about Stanford plastic surgeons who were traveling to underserved areas around the world to perform cleft lip and cleft palette repairs. I had never traveled outside of the United States at that time and I thought what a wonderful way to travel and serve others. As it turned out when I was accepted into Stanford for the combined plastic and general surgery residency there was an organization called Interplas that happened to be the same organization that headed up that team that I saw on 60 minutes so many years before and I really felt like everything came full circle at that point. I was able to actually go on mission trips myself and eventually my career fulminated into all the aspects of plastic surgery, not only the reconstructive aspects but cosmetic.